Gingivectomy is surgical removal of gum tissue, or gingiva. Gingivectomy can be used to treat conditions like gingivitis. It’s also used to remove extra gum tissue for cosmetic reasons, such as to modify a smile.
Read on to learn how it is done and what kind of incision is made during the procedure.
What To Expect During the Procedure?
A gingivectomy takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how much gum tissue your dentist removes.
Minor procedures involving a single tooth or several teeth will probably only take a single session. Major gum removal or reshaping may take several visits, especially if your dentist wants one area to heal before they move onto the next.
Here’s how the procedure works:
. Your dentist injects local anesthetic into the gums to numb the area.
. Your dentist uses a scalpel or laser tool to cut away pieces of gum tissue. This is called soft tissue incision.
. During the procedure, your dentist will likely keep a suction tool in your mouth to remove excess saliva.
. Once the tissue has been cut away, your dentist will likely use a laser tool to vaporize remaining tissue and shape the gumline.
. Your dentist puts a soft putty-like substance and bandages on the area to protect your gums while they heal.
How Do Scalpel and Laser Procedures Compare?
Laser gingivectomies are increasingly common because advances in laser technology continue to make tools cheaper and easier to use. Lasers are also more precise and allow faster healing and cauterization due to the heat of the laser, as well as a lower risk of infections from contaminated metal tools.
Laser procedures are more expensive than scalpel procedures and require more training, so your dentist may offer a scalpel gingivectomy if they’re not trained or don’t have the right equipment.
About Iranian Surgery
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